Meatless Monday: Sakonis Crispy Bhajiya


cbSakonis is a family-run restaurant, established in the ‘little India’ area of Wembley back in 1984, which has its origins as one of the first fruit and veg market stalls on Ealing Road. The stall specialised in the exciting flavours of Southern India combined with the tastes of East Africa, brought to life by the freshest ingredients and served by familiar, friendly faces. Now a fully-fledged restaurant, Sakonis effortlessly brings the tastes, sensations and smells of Gujarati cooking to diners in their branches in Wembley, Harrow, and now Hatch End.

Sakonis Crispy Bhajiya  (vegan, gluten free, dairy free)

These tattered fried (chick pea flour) potato fritters are a famous roadside snack all over India – especially in the monsoon with a cup of ‘chai’. The best part is, these crispy snacks are free of gluten and all animal products.

Serves 2-3 people 


  • 400 gm sliced red potatoes in discs
  • 1 tablespoon crushed ginger
  • 1tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed green chillies (optional to add spice)
  • Handful of chopped coriander
  • 50 g gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • Salt to taste


  • Mix the potatoes with crushed ginger, garlic, green chilli (optional) & salt
  • Add gram flour to coat the potatoes and mix
  • Add chopped coriander and mix again
  • Fry in hot oil until potatoes turn golden colour Serve with tomato chutney & tamarind chutney

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